French Elections

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Jun 12 2017 14:33
French Elections

After a fairly comprehensive win for Macron in the presidential elections it looks as if he will sweep the legislative elections.
This map shows the top party for each region, the top two go trhough to the final round. From a quick scan of the results it seems like MAcron's party tends to have a fairly large lead in most districts, A quick scan of 20-odd at random threw up winning margins of 7-20 points.

[url=results map]http://www.lemonde.fr/elections-legislatives-2017/article/2017/06/12/legislatives-2017-la-carte-des-resultats-du-premier-tour-circonscription-par-circonscription_5142627_5076653.html[/url]

Assuming Macron's party is likely to pick up as many or more second choices then he is looking at a landslide. And a few people are suddenly pointing ou thaty amidst the self-congratulation of defeating the Front National they are now giving a blank cheque to a guy whose policies are not all clear but who is definitely planning a huge set of neo-liberal reforms. While the French system does have many problems caused by employment protections it is very unlikely those will disappear when he guts those protections. IT means that an elitist system will become more elitist, currently stable jobs will no longer be so and the basic dignity of workers will decrease as their employment and working conditions are destroyed.

I'm not as well versed in this as I could be, but it is interesting to see that Mélenchon (10.9%) has overtaken the Socialist party,(10%) which I think has won a mere handful of districts in the first round. The Front National was ahead of both of them (13.9%) and Les Républicains were in second place (21.2%). Macron's 32¨% puts him in a very powerful position, it will also be a bit of a shake-up as most of his choices were picked at auditions and will not necessarily have a lot of political experience.

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Jun 12 2017 14:58

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/176478/article/2017-06-11/aucun-candidat-socialiste-au-second-tour-dans-le-nord-et-le-pas-de-calais

no PS candidates in the second round in Nord-Pas-de-Calais where they did win 17 out of 33 constituencies in 2012

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Jun 12 2017 22:12

According to France 24, Macron's "party" will capture 3/4 of the seats in the National Assembly... but with only 15% of those eligible to vote actually voting. Wow.

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Jun 13 2017 12:48

I think for the first round is was 27% but might have been lower.

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Jun 20 2017 12:06

the most important results of the 2nd round:

turnout of 42,64% (55,40% in 2012)

empty ballots: 6,93% (3.85% empty and spoilt ones in 2012)
spoilt ballots: 2,94%

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Jun 20 2017 14:49

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/macron-france-labor-union-laurent-berger.html

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Jun 20 2017 16:52

Crazy stuff!